Essential Workers

The Essential Workers subcategory from TR to PR has reached its capacity

The TR to PR Pathway is a limited-time pathway to permanent residence. It was opened on May 6 to health care workers (cap 20,000), essential workers (cap 30,000), and international students (cap 40,0000). However, today, the subcategory Essential workers in Canada has reached its maximum capacity.

TR to PR Pathway Statistics

Stream Cap Submitted Applications Percentage Reached Last Update (EST)
Health care workers in Canada 20,000 2,612 13% 2021-07-16 09:01
Essential workers in Canada 30,000 30,000 100% Cap reached on July 16, 2021.
International students in Canada 40,000 40,000 100% Cap reached on May 7, 2021.

The subcategory Essential workers was open to certain temporary residents who were currently working in Canada, and their families. To apply, individuals must be:

  • Legally working in Canada at the time of their application, or
  • Recently graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution, among other requirements.

As you can see in the statistics, this has not been the only subcategory that has reached its maximum capacity. The International students stream was the first subcategory to reach its maximum capacity, in just one day.

Please be aware that those who have applied for the TR to PR Pathway will be eligible for a new open work permit while waiting for their results.

About the TR to PR Pathway

When does this program begin, and when does it end?

The program started on May 6, 2021. However, it ends when it reaches its quota. Regardless, this program won’t remain open after November 5, 2021.

Requirements for temporary residents who are healthcare and essential workers

If you are a worker in Canada, then you must meet these criteria. However, since this is a summarized list, contact us for further assessment.

  • Have at least one year of full-time work experience in the past three years in Canada
  • The work experience must be under one or more of the healthcare or essential jobs.
  • Currently working in Canada with a valid work permit
  • The job is not self-employment and is a salaried job
  • Hold a valid language test result with CLB 4 or higher under every skill
  • Currently reside in Canada with a valid resident status and no intention to live in Quebec in the future
  • Admissible to Canada

Is there an alternative?

If you are a francophone, you may enroll in any of these programs without the fear of the cap. You must take either TEF Canada or TCF Canada tests. You may still apply under the Francophone Essential Workers Stream if your test results are equivalent to NCLC 4 or more under every skill.

Table 2: TR to PR Pathway Statistics (open to francophone applicants):

Stream(francophones only) Cap Submitted Applications Percentage Reached Last Update (EST)
Health care workers in Canada Unlimited 62 N/A – Open until Nov 5, 2021 2021-07-16 09:01
Essential workers in Canada Unlimited 1,080 N/A – Open until Nov 5, 2021 2021-07-16 09:01
International students in Canada Unlimited 634 N/A – Open until Nov 5, 2021 2021-07-16 09:01

Keep in mind the deadline for francophone applicants is the same (i.e., Nov 5, 2021).

<<Read: French-speaking TR were invited to apply for PR in Canada>>

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